Navigating Barcelona, Spain
can be somewhat difficult if you are working on a limited time frame. Therefore, when planning a short trip it will be beneficial to plan out what sights and attractions you want to see while on your trip.
One of the top things you can do is walk around the city of Barcelona on foot or by bicycle. There are plenty of things to see while you walk around.
The works of Antoni Gaudi can be seen amongst most of the cities architecture. These works can be noticed in both civil and religious buildings. There is also the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell that looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale and resembles and English garden city. There are many other wonderful works of architecture to take in all over the city.
Barcelona also has many different places that offer live music for guests and the city has some majestic concert halls as well. The Gran Teatre del Liceu is adorned with gold leaf, ornate carvings and plush red carpeting. You can always look at a programme because the tickets are inexpensive so take in a concert if you can. The L’Auditori easily holds 2,400 guests and offers such musical tastes as classical, jazz and world music performances in addition to many others. Barcelona hosts and is home to international musical festivals as well.
You can also plan to walk through the parts of Barcelona where Picasso spent the early years of his life. You can even visit number 3 on C/Merce where Picasso lived with his family. However this building was later destroyed. The Els 4 Gats is a hot spot as this is where Picasso and other artists of his time stopped for a bite to eat or have meetings that revolved around art. Lastly, there is the Museu Picasso which houses Picasso’s art from formative years.
Pintxos, which are essentially Basque tapas, are dishes of bite-sized delicacies that come on top of a piece of bread. This is one of the trendy food items that can be found in Barcelona. The tradition is that you pick the food with toothpicks and when the night is over you are only charged for the number of toothpicks you used to eat from. Euskal Etxea is one eatery where you can enjoy ham empanadillas which is a pie of sorts. You can even partake in a vermouth crawl which is the custom for sampling different types of vermouth while eating.
The Montjuic Mountain offers a beautiful place to take an afternoon or early evening stroll. It has a beautiful view but requires leg strength and as a result is not overly populated with tourists. If you brave the walk you can even locate buildings from the 1992 Olympic games so be sure to bring a camera with you.
As you can see, there are plenty of chances to take in the culture and views that Barcelona has to offer. There are plenty of meals to be eaten and works of art to be seen.
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